Games We Play: Olive upsets Fairmont Funding

Olive surprised Fairmont Funding 18-6 in the teams' opening second-round game in a Heritage Affinity AFI league game Saturday night at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem. The top thirty-two teams have been split into eight divisions and are fighting for 16 spots in the Holyland Bowl playoff bracket. In the same division, Klein Management and Seidemann & Mermelstein fought to a 20-20 tie, also their first second-round game. On Friday, Pallorium pulled away from Lobos in the second half to cap an undefeated second round with a 46-26 victory. Pallorium clinched first place in its division. A pair of lower division teams are no longer winless. Canaan Studio/ Machon Lev edged Mug Club 24-20 Saturday night, while METV and Jerusalem Foundation tied 25-25. Big Blue, Ziontours women remain perfect Big Blue and Ziontours both upped their records to 7-0 in the Fieldturf Women's American Football in Israel league with 37-0 victories last week. The two powerhouses will square off in week eight with sole possession of first place at stake. Only two more regular season games remain on the schedule with the playoffs set to start on Wednesday, January 25. Fieldturf WAFI standings (wins-losses-ties): Big Blue (7-0-0); Ziontours (7-0-0); Mishaan Plumbers (4-2-1); Cafe Rimon (4-3-0); Jump Gym (4-3-0); Cincinnati Friends (3-3-1); (2-3-2); Boston Friends/Havila (1-6-0); Eden's Eagles (1-6-0); Pueblo Nuevo Productions (0-7-0). Pizza Sababa/Superdeal wins doubleheader in high school league In the final week of the High School American Football in Israel league regular season, Pizza Sababa/Superdeal won back-toback games, outscoring its opponents 105-19. The team has secured the top seed and a firstround bye in the playoffs. Finishing in second place with a record of 6-2 were the Thunderbolts, who recorded an impressive win over the Chasmo Jaguars. With the loss the Jaguars fell into fourth place. While both the Jags and Oasis Management have identical 5-3 records, Oasis won the regular season meeting between the two and thus clinched third place. Final HSAFI regular sea son standings: Pizza Saba ba/Superdeal (8-0); Thunderbolts (6-2); Oasis Management (5-3); Chasmo Jaguars (5-3); Buckeyes (3-5); Dominators (1-7); Bulldogs (0-8). First-round playoff matchups (Tuesday, Janu ary 10, at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem): 6:30 p.m. - Thunderbolts vs Bulldogs; Oasis Manage ment vs Dominators. 7:30 p.m. - Chashmo Jaguars vs. Buckeyes. Pardes edges HUC Mullet Men in co-ed league Pardes returned from the Hanukka break with a 16-13 victory over the HUC Mullet Men, while Kfar Zip pori remained undefeated with a 20-14 win over Josh Shuman PR in the Tuesday Night Football League. TNFL standings: Kfar Zippori (7-0-0); Big Blue (5-1-0); Pardes (4-3-0); Josh Shuman PR (4-3-0); HUC Mullet Men (1-5-0); HUC-YA (7-0-0).